Gale's periodical MARC records are created by Serials Solutions -- a well-established Gale partner that helps improve access to and use of collections, eases librarian workloads and reduces operating costs. They are experts at getting users to the information they want, and are well suited to handling the unique complexity of periodical records.
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Special software applications must be used to properly open or view a MARC record. Because all library automation systems have different loading capabilities, customers who need help working with MARC records should contact their library automation vendor.
The tab delimited file will be converted to an Excel file.
MARC is an acronym for MAchine-Readable Cataloging. The 856 field of a MARC record is designated by the Library of Congress to be used for electronic location and access. learn more about MARC.
Gale MARC records contain an InfoMark in field 856. Learn more about InfoMarks. Using the InfoMark stored in the 856 field of the MARC record, libraries can provide catalog searchers with easy, instant access to electronic journals; a link created from the InfoMark will take them to a listing of that journal's articles, depending on the library's authentication procedure. If IP authentication is used, the InfoTrac sign-in process will occur invisibly. Users will be able to select links within an OPAC and be instantly connected to journal articles in the InfoTrac database. If password authentication is necessary, an intermediary screen will prompt the user for InfoTrac authentication information, then take them to the journal articles.
Gale MARC records aim to satisfy the recommendations put forth by the Standing Committee on Automation in the final report of the First Task Group on Journals in Aggregator Databases. Learn more about this Task Group.
ASCII ("ask-ee") is the acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It is a set of characters, that, unlike the characters in word processing documents, allow no special formatting like different fonts, bold, underlined, or italic text.
Gale ASCII records can be used to cut and paste InfoMarks into the 856 field of a MARC record, alleviating the necessity of loading MARC records into an OPAC — a procedure handled by a Systems Librarian, often with the support of the library automation system vendor.
ASCII files with InfoMarks have been developed according to the Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment (jake) recommendation to vendors. Jake is a reference source that makes finding, managing and linking online journals and journal articles easier for students, researchers, and librarians. Learn more about jake and the ASCII file specification to vendors.
ASCII Records with InfoMarks will be useful to jake participants as well as our customers who simply want to cut and paste InfoMarks from the ASCII files into their catalog records.
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